Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific task which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write a single line within your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it's used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux cloud web hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package that you have selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.